Free (or Cheap) Volunteer Work in Honduras
Volunteering pickings are slimmer when compared with Guatamala but NGOs in the capital working with street kids can always use some help. Otherwise volunteering with conservation projects in the Bay Islands can be combined with learning to dive with some of the cheapest schools in the world.
Grassroots Volunteering in Honduras
The organisations listed below have either got in touch with us to add their details to this or another of our websites, or we otherwise have reason to believe they are actively looking for international volunteers and charge reasonable or no fees to join in, live and work with them:
Conservation Project Utila Iguana
A popular destination for divers, Utila is also home to the Utila Spiny Tailed Iguana. Many volunteers are biology or veterinary students but those handy with their hands are also made welcome. Jobs for volunteers include public relations, environmental education, animal care, gardening, station maintenance and ecological research. A minimum commitment of three weeks is required.
Accommodation & Costs: Volunteers pay €80 per week for a shared room at the station, plus their own living expenses and meals.
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Cofradia Bilingual School
Cofradia Bilingual School serves the town of Cofradia by providing high quality, affordable bilingual education, and a level of community involvement that is all but absent from local public schools. Thanks to a devoted team of internationally recruited volunteers and locally recruited Honduran teachers, students at the Cofradia Bilingual School receive more indepth, expert instruction in all subject areas than would otherwise be available. The school is founded on the principle that education empowers students to lead lives of their own creation.
They seek volunteers to teach Preparatoria (ages 5-6) through 9th Grade (ages 14-15) for the upcoming school year starting in August. The CBS school year goes from late August to June. English teachers may also teach maths, science, and physical education (all taught in English). Volunteers need to make a ten month long commitment, though there is also a programme for shorter term volunteers, staying for a minimum two weeks..
Where: Cofradía Cortes.
Accommodation & Costs: There is no fee to volunteer and they provide home stay accommodation, breakfast, lunch and groceries to cook evening and weekend meals.
Help Exchange Networks in Honduras
Volunteer Latin America – https://www.volunteerlatinamerica.com/volunteer-abroad/honduras
Workaway – https://www.workaway.info/hostlist-HN.html
Hovos – https://www.hovos.com/host/Central-America/Honduras/
Other Ways to Travel or Stay for Free in Honduras
Stay for free in return for caring for local residents’ homes or pets. Join Trusted Housesitters to live rent free as a house sitter (Americans may prefer this link). You can also get a free $25 Airbnb credit from us here..
Image courtesy Ozzy Delaney